Nuon, the Business group Benelux of the Vattenfall Group, has signed an agreement with Electrabel, a subsidiary of the GDF SUEZ group, to take over its natural gas-fired CHP plant in Almere, the Netherlands. The CHP plant comprises two units of 60 MW each and supplies heat to Nuon for district heating for 43,000 homes in Almere.

‘District heating is an environmentally-friendly method of heating without a central heating boiler and saves a significant amount of carbon dioxide emissions,’ says Øystein Løseth, CEO of Nuon. ‘By purchasing this CHP plant, Nuon aims to guarantee the security of supply of heat to the residents.’

The transaction still needs to be approved by the Nma.